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is flying to washington for his first talks with u.s. president barack obama since he took office in december. their agenda is packed and their discussions are expected to touch on everything from a wide-ranging free trade deal to punishing north korea. >> translator: i want the summit talks to show the international community that japan and the united states have restored the strong bond of their alliance. >> abe says that alliance became unstable during the former democratic party-led administration. he says he's going to talk to obama about the u.s.-led negotiations for the transpacific partnership. nations that joined the discussions for the free trade agreement are supposed to in principle eliminate all tariffs, but abe doesn't want to abide by the precondition. abe and obama are expected to share ideas on what to do about north korea. scientists in the country last week carried out their third nuclear test. the leaders are expected to agree to push for a u.n. security council resolution imposing new sanctions on pyongyang. >>> government officials say the prime minister will
it easy. >>> analysts at a u.s. cyber security firm are accusing the chinese military of spying on american corporations. they say one unit stole information from more than 100 companies. officials in the obama administration have their own concerns. analysts at virginia based firm released a report identifying the people's liberation army. they say members of one unit have attacked more than 140 organizations over the past seven years. they believe the hackers are based in shanghai. state department spokesperson said such attacks are threatening u.s. economic and national security interests. >> we've raised our concern at the highest level about cyber threats from china including the involvement of the military. >> china's defense ministry has dismissed the u.s. allegations as groundless. the state-run news agency quote ad defense ministry spokesperson as saying the military has never been involved in online espionage. he said china is a victim of cyber attacks because the ip addresses are often stolen and misused. many attacks come from the united states but china has never bl
warned about acts of terror. >>> major u.s. media report that boeing has developed possible fixes for the battery problems of its dreamliner aircraft. if the fixes work, 787 airliners could be back in the air as early as april. the new boeing 787 fleet was grounded in january after a series of problems occurred with their lithium ion batteries. the "new york times" and the "wall street journal" report that boeing officials plan to propose the fixes to the federal aviation administration as early as friday. the u.s. newspapers say that boeing plans to redesign the arrangement of eight lithium ion batteries -- that's lithium ion cells in each battery -- and add insulation in between them. boeing told the media that the changes could minimize the risk of a short circuit or fire in one of the cells spreading to others. the plane manufacturer also told the media that it plans to put the batteries in new protective cases so that the failure of single cells will not cause fires. the two u.s. newspapers said the faa would not approve the proposed changes immediately. they report that fede
minutes from now. until then a look at comments by u.s. army chief of staff general ray odierno. he said friday the greatest threat facing our nation is fiscal uncertainty and potential budget shortfalls. >> good morning, everyone. i'm mike owe hand lan and on behalf of peter singer and everyone else here at bookings, for the 21st century hearing on intelligence. we're welcome to have general ray odierno to speak in what could not be a more important week for american defense policy making. you're aware of budget challenges of the process and how these can affect our men and women in uniform and future military planning and current operations. no one could be a more distinguished and thoughtful person who discuss these matters than general odierno who i have great honor to know a dozen years now. he has been a friend of brookings and the a friend of the broader defense community and he has been a distinguished servant in our nation's military and our nation's defense throughout that period. he took the fourth infantry division to iraq and presided over its operations, directed its operat
to the group. hundreds of people were injured in the attacks. the u.n. announced thursday that u.s.-arab league envoy lakhdar brahimi will continue attempting to broker peace in syria, at least through the end of the year. the nine nations refuse to pay compensation to victims of cholera in haiti despite claims it is at fault for an epidemic that claimed nearly a thousand lives. the cholera outbreak that sickened roughly 620,000 haitians has been linked to u.n. peacekeepers who responded to haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake. but the u.n. says it will not pay hundreds of names of dollars sought by thousands of victims and family members. the u.n. spokesperson made the announcement thursday. >> in november 2011, a claim for compensation was brought against the united nations on behalf of victims of the cholera outbreak in haiti. to date, the united nations advised the clemens representatives that the claims are not receivable, pursuant to section 29 of the convention and the privileges and immunities of the united nations. the secretary general again expresses its profound sympathy for the terr
. in a speech last summer, brennen said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. has turned al qaeda into a, quote, shadow of once was. under president obama, the program has used to take out more than 400 targets in pakistan and the middle east. we'll continue to watch that. >>> potential cuts to the defense department budget are causing changes in the military operation. the pentagon says it will reduce the naval presence sense in the persian gulf. the uss harry trumman to head to the gulf has been canceled. defense secretary leon panetta warns under the automatic cuts, pentagon workers could face additional cuts. >>> vice president joe biden choked up after speaking about the recent tragedy at sandy hook. >> when people tell me that you can't prevent these kinds of occurrences, that doesn't mean we can't do something to god forbid if it happens again, diminish the carnage. it matters. it matters. >> biden may have been made an emotional appeal to house democrats last night, urging them to support the oh bam in administration's gun control agenda as the vice president recounted specific examples
blaze in a popular kansas city shopping district. >>> shocking allegations that cyber attacks on u.s. targets are coming not only from the chinese but from the chinese military. >>> plus, joe biden's assault rifle alternative and a sea otter that's got some game. >>> good morning. can daver dogs are being sent into kansas city to search for possible victims this morning after a blast leveled a section of the city shopping district. a gas explosion around 6:00 p.m. caused a massive fire at the popular jj's restaurant. witnesses said that came out of nowhere, as of yet, no confirmed fatalities. the primary concern is to find those missing. >> i came in, he told us to evacuate, next thing i know, everything just exploded. it was the scariest thing i ever witness zbld the flames were taller than the building next to it. there were people who were evacuating over here. so, it was just kind of crazy. >> those in the area report smelling gas in the moments leading up to explosion. they'll have to investigate further before any cause can be determined. >>> another emotional day in court for
to leave the pro dense and killing. >> hamid karzai made these allegations among afghan linked to u.s. special forces in the providence. the afghan claims some of that misconduct includes the beheading of a stew p dent. it is a key location for insurgency efforts. certain armed individuals linked causing insect and instability. in a statement gaven stan national security council claims u.s. special forces stationed in that providence are quote engaging and harassing annoying torturing and even murdering innocent people. the afghans further state that misconduct is causing local public resentment and hatred. in addition it goes on to saying bombing intelligence officials which is nearby providence as well. claims u.s. special forces are discussing the providence. they want the u.s. to handle individuals allegedly involved in the actions for misconduct and stating for the u.s. special forces get out of that area in the next two weeks. u.s. forces are basically saying, quote, we take all allegations of misconduct seriously and go to great lengths to investigate them. that's all of the fu
of uranium deposits. >> plus, battle ground usa. serious new questions about the u.s. drone program as the government announces a broad extension of mini drones right here at home. >> and pain at the pump. you take look at what caused u.s. gas prices to go up every day for 36 straight days and is the mystery streak over yet? we'll take a look. >> a major showdown brewing in washington over looming forced spending cuts set to kick in march 1. as the clock ticks down, both sides are blaming each other for failing to break the stalemate. >> the fact is republicans in congress right now will provide the flexibility to make the necessary spending reductions and address our deficit and debt instead of going through the sequester. in fact, house republicans have already passed two bills to replace the president's sequester. >> these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. they can pass a balanced plan for deficit reduction. they can cut spending in a smart way and close wasteful tax loopholes for the well off and well connected. >> moll
. 360,000 for the week. we're just kicking off right now. the u.s. government issues a new warning for anyone who tries to hack our computer system. this is a big deal. we'll talk about that in a moment. martha: you've heard about this looming automatic spending cuts coming down the pipeline. one week from today they're supposed to kick in. how tough is it really to cut 2 1/2% of the budget? could you pull that off? could you cut 2 1/2% from the hemmer budget? bill: i could, yeah, this afternoon. president obama is talking about his round of golf with tiger wood for the first time now. this is from 2009, this picture. of a the white house took heat for shutting out the white house press corps. did you hear tiger. >> he hit the ball well and got amazing touch. he can certainly chip-and-putt. if he ever spent, after these four years, if he spend more time playing the game of golf, i'm sure he can get to where he's a pretty good stick. new honey bunches of oats greek yogurt and whole grain. here we go. honey cornflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'm tasting both the yogurt and the ho
stores. folks in the u.s. starting to ask whether horsemeat could be in other foods found at stores where they shop we. have some answers. ♪ ♪ ♪ we're lucky, it's not every day you find a companion as loyal as a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. there's no subtext... just tacos. yeah, it's our job to make you want it. but honestly... it's not that hard. old el paso. when you gotta have mexican. jon: some international stories we are watching right now. a massive blast outside the syrian capitol of damascus. this video believed to show the initial blast followed by flashess from repeated mortar attack. you can clearly hear the sound of gunfire, at least eight people are dead as the civil war there goes on. in israel militants launching a rocket from the west bank, the first attack of its kind in three months, breaking the cease-fire. palestinian militants taking responsibility saying the attack was meant to avenge the death of a palestinian in israeli can you. in egypt a hot air balloon explodes in midair sending 21 people plunging to the ground. at least 19 foreign t
milestone for the u.s. military in afghanistan. for the first time since 2007, more than 30 days has passed with no american military deaths. >> meanwhile just eight days away from the automatic and dramatic budget cuts known as the sequester. >> how can there be cuts to the military. >> on our civilians, it will be catastrophic. >>> lance armstrong is refusing to reveal what he knows about doping. the cyclist will not be interviewed under oath. >>> they could become the latest high-tech craze. >> the new google glasses that allow you to snap photos with the blink of an eye. >>> this survivor dug out of the snow after an avalanche in colorado. >>> all that -- >> the second obama term is starting out with bangor two. >> michelle obama's formal portrait. >> a former senator now admitting he had a secret love child with the daughter of another former senator. >> when did the senate become "the jerry springer show?" when did that happen? >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> a woman called 911 because she needed cigarettes. >> hello. i need some cigarettes. >> you don't see me calling 911 because i r
, issues in the u.s. on the fiscal front. obviously, growth around the world. i think we're all pretty constructive on those issues, but i'm sure there will be uppes and downs every year as there are this year. >> and in an hour tr now, we're going to talk to one banking analyst who says that the investment banks will continue to be more volatile than those at ubs because ubs has made a bigger cut. we'll speak to him in one hour's time. for now, i'm going to go back into the warm where it's not snowing as hard. meanwhile, my cameraman has built something very nice, a very nice snowman. he's even got a hat. >> we noticed that straightaway. >> and so did michael houston. carolin, whose hat is that, by the way? >> it's a hat, it's a snow hat from davos, as far as i know. it's a davos hat. >> a agageneric davos hat. next time we come back, i want some eyes and a nose. if we can do that, that would be very good. you've got an hour. thanks, carolin, thanks, kurt. >> now, the falling yen is helping to keep sony on its profit path. the home electronicsmaker is sticking by its outlook as the we
at the strong dollar. you also have to look that u.s. oil production did the highest level in almost 20 years. it is absolutely incredible. a couple days ago, everyone was talking about $100 a barrel. now they are wondering if $90 will hold. the april futures just hit $93, as i speak. inventories, of course, rose. it was on the increase in production. a decrease on imports. that really impacted the market. that is good news for gasoline prices. they got hit very hard. the gas inventories fell. that was a bigger drawdown in gasoline. because of the strong dollar, that is keeping that market very strong. heating oil, they do not seem to care. the other big numbers today, natural gas. a drawdown aided in expected. it gave natural gas a little bit of a boost today. we could see a bigger drawdown than expected next week. ashley: phil flynn of price future group. thank you so much. shibani: buckle up for more volatility, it sounds like. take a look at what is happening to the national price of gas. it is up there descent from a month ago. this is refinery plants across the country. they are facing
u.s. citizens. they're expected to zero in as his chief counter-terrorism adviser, specifically what he knew and when he knew it. his knowledge of the administration's use of the tactic faces scrutiny after the release of confidential government documents. drones are used to kill americans believed to be leaders of al qaeda. that news brought backlash from both sides of the aisle along with demands of the administration's legal justification for the strikes. the white house bound to growing political pressure and agreed to hand over the documents to congress. dianne feinstein who heads the intelligence committee says lawmakers should know what brennan knew and when he knew it. she released a statement saying it's critical for the committee's oversight function to fully understand the legal basis for all intelligence and counter-terrorism operations. >>> in a speech last summer, brennan said the use of drone strikes by the u.s. turned al qaeda into a shadow of what it once was. under president obama, the program has been used to take out more than 400 terrorist targets in pakistan and
. that statement from president obama is ridiculous. if you look at u.s. oil consumption, it's been declining for a long time now. last year we consumed 18.6 million barrels of oil a day, which i the same amount we consumed in 1996. so u.s. oil consumption is going down. not about the u.s. consuming more oil. western european oil consumption is going down. i you want to know where the growth is coming. , it's emerging marks like champion and india. china consumes two barrels of oil per person per year compared to the u.s. at 22 and at it just going to keep going -- >> it's not how much we're using but access to how much we're getting? the president says he has been more open to opening up land than anyone prior. you say what? >> well, i don't think so. obviously the u.s. energy companies are having some success. u.s. oil production has been rising for three years. u.s. and canada are the only two countries outside opec, showing any growth at all. but there's a lot more we can do. another big problem is the enable to build new pipelines to actually move oil from all these new fields in north d
aliens now. there have been promises of a u.s. visit program, an entry exit system to track everyone entering into the country to make sure they exit in time. that was first promised back in 1986, ten years later, 1996, congress passed another act to require a fully integrated entry-exit system and full implementation by 2005. guess what, madam president, 2005 has come and gone, it's been 30 years since that initial promise was made. we still don't have an operational effective u.s. visit system. madam president, my colleague from alabama mentioned another glaring example, the fence, the secure fence act. in 2006 we actually passed it in legislation. the secure fence act of 2006 promised to achieve operational control of the entire border. operational control the entire border. and it defind operational control. quote, "the prevention of unlawful entries into the united states including entries by terrorists, unlawful aliens, instruments of terrorism, narcotics and other droon band" -- close quote. well, we clearly haven't achieved that. in fact, we're so far from that goal, d.h.s. h
so much higher? yes it's a refinery issue, yes it's a switch to summer blends, but also the u.s. government is weighing in on this. the energy information administration which is part of the department of energy put out this note. of it said essentially watch this tax move on the part of oil companies. in the month of december oil inc inch ten inventory convenient torreys dropped in the gulf coast region a tremendous amount, and why? look at this statement from the eia? they've said u.s. oils inventories typically decline in the month of december as oil companies try to cut their state and local tax bills. the more inventory you have the higher your tax bill. an interesting disclosure from the energy tporp administration. what we are seeing in california, more than a dozen cities are breaking the $4 mark on gasoline. why? because california has some of the highest state taxes in the country. also, hawaii, alaska, new york, the motorists there are going to have a hard time at the pump when they realize that their state taxes are pretty high versus the national average. the nation
who have little in savings. melissa: days after digging out from a foot of snow, the u.s. is bracing for a second blizzard this week. lori: who is up and who is down in the dow. the index itself off 34 points right now. . . . . ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. lori: stocks now. let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange and check in with nicole pet pelt. you're watching shares of yum! brands. what is going on there, nicole. >> the stock is going back and forth today. it is higher now. but pretty much flat. worth it to talk about what yum! brands is doing big picture. there were concerns in china pertaining to poultry and. there were a scare. too many antibiotics in the chicken. they saw sales drop at kentucky fried chicken. that is huge revenue generator for yum! brands. they have taco bell, kf. consider and pizza hut. the kfc got hit over in china. they're severing ties with some suppliers over in china. we'll see what that does. the latest numbers were a disappointment. over the l
that are likely not to succeed, so it doesn't make more sense to invest in that they bring in a whole u.s. infrastructure, which we probably cannot sustain which will probably take us months to understand what's going on. it increases our influence. it forces us to be catalytic and captures local talent that makes it much more sustainable. we've all talked about it for years and we still don't produce it. the first response is to send me 10 or 15 internationals. even the best of us in a new job it takes months to figure out which are doing. a new country or new job should be more complicated. common sense would head in this direction. i guess the final point i would raise and this is an important one. and everyone of these cases, help is needed. and i must every case they don't want us to take over. so covert assistance to the kind were offering visits with these places need and want, but we should be much more respectful of the fact it is not ours to own them furthermore in a place we haven't really found it to be a very happy experience. cities are some of the rules we are refining us t
on a missile that could reach the u.s. it's the country's third test since 2006 and the first under leader king jong-un. president obama went on to say move hurts stability in the region but promises to pursue firm action. the u.s. security council has scheduled an emergency meeting for later this morning. and china has shown opposition to the test. >>> fugitive chris dorner is on today from the police dragnet in los angeles. the former lapd cop has been officially charged with killing michael crane in riverside last thursday. dorner is also suspected in two other revenge shooting deaths. meanwhile, large wanted billboards featuring dorner's picture are now up in southern california. there's a $1 million reward for information leading to his capture. >>> meanwhile, in chicago a manhunt has ended and two men have been charged in the shooting death of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton 18-year-old michael ward and and 20-year-old kenneth williams face charges of murder and attempted murder with battery. they say they opened fire on hadiya last month. officials say it was a tragic case of mistaken ident
. >>> we begin with breaking news from u.s. district court regarding the federal case against former illinois congressman jesse jackson, jr., and his wife. just moments ago, jackson entered a plea of guilty for misusing campaign funds for personal use. our bruce johnson joins us live. >> reporter: jc, we're here even though he's an illinois congressman, the name jesse jackson, the jesse jackson family is quite known in this country, almost royalty in the civil rights movement and in democratic circles. jesse jackson, jr., 47 years old, the disgraced resigned congressman from illinois was here in u.s. district court as you say a short time ago. he arrived with his attorney, entered a guilty plea inside federal court to wire and mail fraud and false statements charges. actually one charge, all of that was wrapped into a conspiracy charge. he's looking at more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000. now, legal experts don't expect him to get that much. they do expect him to do some prison time. you know he was treated for a bipolar disorder. we don't know how that will com
's a question by the u.s. supreme court after the 2009 conviction of the maryland man for rape and murder was overturned on constitutional grounds. abc2 news sherrie johnson is here with details and sherrie what did the appeals court say a year ago that got us here today. >> reporter: the maryland dna collection act is a law that allows officials to take the dna from those who have been arrested, but not convicted of a serious crime. so now the question is, is it constitutionol on whether the state says once arrested you lose the privacy right. today the u.s. supreme court will figure that out as the case of alonzo king takes center stagech he was arrested in 2009 on assault charges. police took dna and the sample matched dna collected from the victim and police then linked him to a 2003 rape. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence of the dna match saying the initial draw violated his constitutional rights. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the maryland court of appeals ruled against a key provision of the la
: the u.s.-led military coalition in afghanistan reported a drop in taliban attacks last year. they were wrong. according to a coalition spokesman, clerical errors led them to report a 7% drop in taliban attacks from 2011 to 2012 when 201 was exactly the same is a 2011, just as bad. u.s. and ally officials cited a drop in violence when defending the u.s. drawdown inia. now that argument is out the door. here's the news live at the pentagon. are we getting a straight answer how this happened? reporter: well, in essence, someone finally noticed that after reporting to congress last year that attacks by the taliban were down by 7%, a figure derived from month-to-month reports from the field about the number of enemy attacks, in fact u.s. and nato officials didn't include the figures gathered by the afghans themselves, leading to the following statements promenade meteorologist. >> violence levels had been trending downward in the last two years after five years of steady increases, beginning in 2006. reporter: the problem is the attacks weren't trending downward. they were exactly the same
squeeze on all of us. to get the u.s. out of the financial black hole, but washington only needs to look across the country to california to see how this will play out. with more on this, michael reagan, founder of the rating group. welcome back to the show. great to have you here. i need to get you to comment on to harry reid. this weekend talking about more taxes. he says, the american people are on his side. here he is. >> the american people don't believe in this bustier things. we believe that the rich should contribute. we believe we should fill those tax loopholes, get rid of them, i should say, and that is where we need to go. gerri: do you agree? >> no, i don't. john kennedy did not agree. ronald reagan did not agree. they did not agree back in the 1920's. it is never worked in the history of this country raising taxes to bring in more revenue. by the way, the revenue is projected for this year, over two and half trillion dollars. that's more than we took in last year, more than we took in in 2007 and 2008. it is always and has always been a spending problem in washington d.c. l
of congress. >>> and after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau has decided to drop the word negro on its forms and surveys. negro will no longer appear as an option for race, alongside black or african-american. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. duh. >>> c. everett koop, the nation's most famous and influential surgeon general has died at 96. president reagan appointed koop in 1981. he was instrumental on changing america's views on smoking. he endorsed condoms and sex education to help stop the spread of aids. he was a frequent visitor to dartmouth until his death. >>> pope benedict is leaving it to the cardinals of the catholic church. benedict changed the rules, allowing the cardinals to move up the can clave start date if all of them arrive at the vatican before the 15-day waiting period ends. benedict's resignation takes effect on thursday. >>> prosecutors have asked that manslaughter charges be brought against the costa concordia cruise ship. 32 people, including 2 americans, died in that accident. >>> and coming up after the break, stocks sliding yet a
in the u.s. whether to arm the rebels in that country or not. it seems former secretary of state hillary clinton was for it. leon panetta was for it. but the white house put the stop on that, because they said we don't want those weapons to fall into the wrong hands. this has been a quagmire for two years now. >> we're talking about 70,000 people dead. it's cost the government $48 billion, billion with a b. the economy that's already crippled, now it's costing them the equivalent of that much money. the u.n. now says war crime charges should be brought on both sides, the government and the rebels. so it's just something -- and we have to watch it from afar. >> we'll be right back after this. ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> that takes you back, doesn't it? of course, welcome back to robin roberts, taking her "gma" anchor seat. we watched as he turned her private health battle into a campaign for bone marrow transplants. >> four, three -- >> hi, it's robin. i have been waiting 174 days to say this. good morning, america. >> reporter: but no one could s
worried after post stop on january 25th. the u.s. state department and the u.s. embassy in lima are searching for the couple. >> the garage of santa rosa home caught on fire in an explosion yesterday afternoon, caused by hot ashes and a garbage can. it happen at 2817, to avemonte vere way around 2:00 p.m.. firefighters found two car attached brought fully engulfed in flames being fed by melted pg&e gas meter. crews were able to shut off the gas line had the plans of the control within half hour. no one was hurt in the fire. crusade damage to homes around $45,000. >> the average u.s. price of a gallon of gasoline is jammed with a sense of the past two weeks. the national average is sitting at three of seven 7¢ for regular tag of as. the state averages $4.23. in san francisco $4.24. in oakland $4.16. in san jose $4.17. >> in the coming years, solo motorists will be able to drive a car pool lanes at a price. by the end of 2015, solo drivers will be able to buy their way into an item out of express lanes of some of the most clogged bay area freeways. >> these include interstate 80,
, technically i wear one. the u.s. postal service®, no business too small. martha: you are the seth mcfa martha: "happening now" starts right now. jon: brand-new stories and breaking news. jenna: four days ago in washington's fight to avoid steep budget cuts u. may feel it in a big way on your next trip to the airport. more on the olympic icon charged with premeditated murder. we have the latest on the "blade runner" charged with killing his girlfriend. a second serving of severe winter weather. it's all happening now. countdown to the sequester showdown. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. and i just floated this idea to our audience. you know the jaws music from the academy awards? every time we say sequester this week i'm wondering if it should come up. jon: a little audio cue. jenna: both because it's a little ridiculous and also because everyone is making it so dramatic. jon: i'm i'm jon scott. four days until the cuts kick in. democrats holding a news conference now with the air travel association on how sequestration will affect air travelers, but they are not the only ones. the white house sa
to the fact of the 18,000 police departments in the u.s., only a minority, about 300 have the money to spend on aerial assets such as helicopters or light aircraft. those who support drones argue that there are essentially misunderstood. most are very small like the one you see here costs between ten and $50,000. and they can only fly for about an hour or less. they can not be armed. those who support the drones say they are force multipliers for local cops and rescue crews. >> it is an extra tool in the tool kit for the first-responders to use and it is more portable than a lot of manned assets that are out there. >> reporter: those against the explosive expansion of drones say the law has not kept pace with technology which means simply basic privacy right its are at stake here. >>> number one, drones should never be used to look into private areas like your bedroom window or your barn, what have you, without a warrant. number two when you're out in public you are being watched by people around you but you don't expect you're being tracked everywhere you go all day by some unseen eye in th
. >> yeah. 30 million people across the central u.s. of course where claudia is, i'm glad to see she's dressed appropriately. but the storm is just about to begin. the low pressure that brought the snow to sierra is pushing eastward. this is just the moisture ahead of the main event. the snow is flying in kansas city, wichita, then then a freezing rain and sleet line. south of that, mainly a chilly rain event and we could see the potential for severe weather tonight and tomorrow. let's track this storm. winter weather advisories for the four corners. parts of nebraska and kansas could get up to two feet of know then a potential for an ice storm unfolds across arkansas and missouri. the severe weather threat tonight for texas, tomorrow, harris, moving into louisiana, mississippi and arc is a where we could see severe weather outbreaks. multi-facetted storm. not only snow, wind and rain and tornadoes but ice as well. we'll track it. >> i've been tracking you all day and the snow totals have bumped. >> up. >> as we get closer, we'll see that, now casting. snow is one of the hardest thin
to just under 2%. a flight to safety. snap up u.s. government debt. all eyes on ben bernanke, speaking of interest rates. a semiannual testimony in front of the senate banking committee tomorrow joining me now, alec for the markets and the economy. seniorconomist.@ great to see you again. before we get all of that, i know you were a speaker at the big governors confab this weekend, and sequestration was also a huge topic of conversation. we know what the president releasing a state-by-state impact of the sequestration, he's trying to get the governors on board with his fight to promote his cause. how the governors feel about that? was your impression participating in the conference this weekend? >> everyone is concerned, and the way that i lay it out, we really don't know. i mean, you think it is much ado about nothing or another moment. and you would think that it is -- $44 billion, they say it's 85, but that's actually budget authority. and you would think in that three and a half trillion dollar budget that we could do that without bringing about armageddon. i mean it just seems --
seek to narrow it like when we persuade ad court to drastically limit a u.s. government request for two months of user search queries. now, keep in mind, google owns an awful lot of properties. not only is there google but gmail, youtube, picasso, online photo sharing site. feed burner, a management tool for bloggers or orkit. a networking site popular in india and brazil and android smartphone operating system. this new legal issue how much access the government should have to internet communications is subject of a conference featuring legal scholars, civil libertarians and google representatives is starting at 1230 in washington. we'll keep an eye on that. if you don't want the government to poke around your online history. delete your history. it doesn't entirely stop the access of it but limits the duration they can examine it. jon, back to you. jon: brave new world we're getting into. doug mckelway, thank you. jenna: don't why when you buy. that is the national campaign when purchasing firearms. statistics show buyers are not always completely honest. many are suspected of giving
years. the u.s. will -- stocks are expensive compared to the rest of the world. the suggestion is not to own the u.s., but all a little less of it. you just look at your 401(k) and change allocation in terms of percentage. are you worried about something in particular here in the u.s.? we will talk about the sequestration later with mr. brown. the markets, will they have a big selloff? >> i do not know if we are looking at a big selloff. we have faced these huge issues. will the u.s. go off the fiscal cliff? i think this is a more modest issue. we are putting a lot of fiscal drag. that is a lot of money for an economy only growing 2%. my concern is not a major selloff, but a growth disappointment in the first half. we are looking at a correction, should that happen. connell: we will have this debate and continue to have it. some people are saying that this of kuester is a really big deal. it is in a slow bleed. it is not as big of a deal. >> you cannot look at it in isolation. in total, again, it is not a game changer, but it will be a drag for the first part of the year. conne
unknown and officials don't know if it was an accident or murder. >>> of lance armstrong and the u.s. postal service cycling team received tens of millions of dollars in federal funds. now the u.s. government wants it back. the justice department says it will join the lawsuit filed by former teammate floyd landis. that suit alleges armstrong and managers defrauded the government by using performance enhancing substances in violation of sponsorship rules. >>> and now, a new winter storm in the northeast. once again up to 10 inches of snow possible for parts of new england this weekend. boston still has remnants of that big blizzard that hit just two weeks ago, if you recall. and even after the streets were cleared, the city was left with a whole lot of potholes to fill. karen mcginnis back in the weather center, here we go again. >> the third weekend in a row but not like what we saw early part of february, fred, when they got blasted with about 24 inches of snow. this one going to pack a little bit of a punch. the computer models were all over the place. yes, snow on the way not just
and two members of congress. >>> and after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau has decided to drop the word negro on its forms and surveys. starting next year, negro will no longer appear as an option for race, alongside black or african-american. the agency says many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. duh. >>> c. everett koop, the nation's most famous and influential surgeon general, has died at 96. president reagan appointed koop back in 1981. he was instrumental on changing america's views on smoking, trying to get the entire country to kick the habit. he also endorsed condoms and sex education to help stop the spread of aids. he was a frequent visitor to dartmouth until shortly before his death. they say his mind was as sharp as ever, even at the age of 96. >>> pope benedict is leaving it up to the cardinals of the catholic church when it comes to starting the meeting that will choose his successor. benedict changed the rules, allowing the cardinals to move up the conclave start date if all of them arrive at the vatican before the usual 15-day waiting period end
. >> meanwhile intel has confirmed plans to launch an online streaming tv service this year. >> the u.s. treasury reported a rare surplus in january of $2.9 billion. thanks to that social security tax cut that expired last month. >>> meanwhile, transunion says the national rate on late payments on home loans has fallen to the lowest level in four years. 79% of women said a romantic dinner and movie is their preferred valentine's day date. happy valentine's day not is that complicated. but a sweet treat wouldn't hurt. edible shoe designs from a dallas chocolatier go from $30 to $50 a pair. that's a bargain compared to the real thing. >>> meet the world's fastest basketball free-throw shooter in action. >>> plus, what started this courtroom brawl. and how did it get so out of control? >>> now to some other stories that caught our eye this morning. >> drama in a courtroom where two families were attending a sentencing hearing broke out into an all out brawl. police had to use pepper spray and pin down some of the fighters to regain control of the situation. one person was sent to the hospital and tw
future of the country. the results in the u.s., a 200 point drop in the dow, the biggest since november. let's look at the markets as we get up in your business. carolyn roth is live for us in london. why is the outlook so cloudy? why are the markets reacting so harshly? >> good morning, bill. none of the parties has a clear majority. they have come out and said look, we don't want to form a grand coalition. some market participants are saying we could be heading into a new round of elections. the markets will be in limbo for a couple weeks. as you pointed out, a big sell off in the u.s. was quite a volatile session. at one point, the dow jones was 100 points away from the all-time high. then the markets realized the election results would be inconclusive selling off 100 points in the last 50 minutes of trade. that was the biggest drop since november for the dow and s&p. we have the great volatility of the vix index. it shows how nervous the markets are. that index jumping by 34% in yesterday's trading session. this is the biggest jump since august, 2011. we are seeing stocks selling of
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